Silver Screen Queens 282: Bad Times at the El Royale

Published 17 October 2018 • 39 minutes, 17 seconds

A few weeks ago we saw a sexy, neon movie poster, and immediately wanted to know more. Serendipity showed us the trailer, and informed us that this throwback thriller was directed by one of our favourite writer/directors, Drew Goddard, and from that moment on, we were hooked. With an intriguing premise and an innovative storytelling technique, we were very keen to talk about BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

Silver Screen Queens 281: Venom

Published 10 October 2018 • 46 minutes, 15 seconds

Don't mention the Spider-guy is the watchword of this Sony take on one of its Marvel properties. Tom Hardy is inspiringly cast as Eddie Brock/Venom, and joined by some talented and unexpected co-stars in this film by the director of Zombieland.

Independence 37: Evolution of an App

Published 9 October 2018 • 39 minutes, 58 seconds

Software, unlike other products, tends to change and evolve over time: features are added and changed—sometimes removed—and the way an app looks when it first launches can be very different after a few years. Alice, Curtis and Jelly reflect on the changes they've made to their apps over time, and how they've tried to take their users along for the journey.

Silver Screen Queens 280: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Published 3 October 2018 • 52 minutes, 10 seconds

If you spend a lot of time online, you will eventually see a Mr Rogers quote. If you grew up outside of the US, like us, you probably don't know who that is. Luckily, there's a new documentary to tell us about his life, and his incredible legacy of kindness and caring.

Silver Screen Queens 279: Searching

Published 26 September 2018 • 41 minutes, 31 seconds

John Cho finally gets a lead worthy of his immense talents, and filmmakers finally succeed in capturing life on the internet, in this tight thriller about a desperate dad with a missing daughter.

Independence 36: You Are Not Your Product

Published 25 September 2018 • 33 minutes, 6 seconds

As creators, it's sometimes hard to tell where you end and your product begins. This gets compounded by the fact that customers often confuse you with your work, which can have some significant consequences. Alice, Curtis and Jelly dig deep to determine why it is that they associate their products with their own worth, what the consequences are, and what they do about it.

Silver Screen Queens 278: A Simple Favor

Published 19 September 2018 • 44 minutes, 47 seconds

Anna Kendrick's small-town mommy vlogger Stephanie meets Blake Lively's glamorous PR exec Emily through their sons. It's going great, until Emily disappears, dragging Stephanie into a mystery she's only too happy to explore.

Silver Screen Queens 277: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Published 12 September 2018 • 47 minutes, 33 seconds

This Netflix movie based on a popular YA novel has been getting some serious buzz, and not just because it serves a multitude of underserved audiences. Cute and fun, it also launched the career of the internet's newest boyfriend, Noah Centineo, and given the most memorable part of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, Lana Condor, her first lead.

Independence 35: User Acquisition

Published 11 September 2018 • 32 minutes, 4 seconds

Introducing your product to new people is difficult, as any app developer can likely tell you, and while there are plenty of typical approaches that everyone tries, they don't always succeed. Alice, Curtis and Jelly spend time looking at the techniques they've used for acquiring users, how they've approached it, and what's worked for them so far.

Silver Screen Queens 276: The Meg

Published 5 September 2018 • 32 minutes, 44 seconds

It’s Jason Statham vs Megashark, with a mega budget and a transparent play for the China market. If you like giant shark movies, then this is for you. If you don’t, then I don’t know what to tell you. Check the show notes for some video of Jason Statham's diving career, as well as one of John Barrowman's more infamous line readings.